1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Coupe / AR 1900C 10596 Vehicle Information

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS photograph

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS
Coupe
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis #: AR 1900C 10596
Engine #: AR 1308 10564
Sold for $222,200 at 2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction.
Sold for $302,500 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
The Alfa Romeo 1900 had a unitary chassis and powered by a twin-cam inline four-cylinder engine with hemispherical combustion chambers and aluminum-alloy cylinder head. A handful of examples were special-bodied Sprint and Super Sprint coupes that were built by coachbuilders such as Bertone, Castagna, Touring, Vignale, and Zagato. Between 1951 and 1954, 949 examples were five-window coupes bodied by Touring, using their famous Superleggera construction technique. Most were given the Super specification chassis, with a few receiving the Super Sprint specification, with twin downdraft Solex carburetors and a five-speed gearbox.

This particular Touring-bodied 1900C SS is a matching-numbers car that was completed on July 27, 1957. It was sold new on December 18th to Hoffman Motor Car Company of New York. It is a late-production example and one of just 854 examples built. It has the SS equipment including Borrani wirer wheels, five-speed floor-shifted manual transmission and twin carburetors. When it left the factory it was finished in red paint.

The car was given a comprehensive restoration in 2013. It is fitted with a Nardi steering wheel and vintage Autovox radio. The 1975cc dual overhead cam four-cylinder engine offers 115 horsepower and is mated to a five-speed floor-shift manual transmission.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2016


2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $325,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $302,500

2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Sale Price :
USD $222,200

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Series 3 Three-window Coupé
Chassis#: AR1900C 10517
Sold for USD$209,541
  2019 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé
Chassis#: AR1900C 10301
Sold for USD$260,975
  2016 Bonhams : Zoute Sale
 
1959 ALFA ROMEO 1900C SUPER SPRINT COUPE
Chassis#: AR1900C 10439
Sold for USD$165,000
  2016 Bonhams : Quail Lodge
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe by Touring
Chassis#: AR 1900C 10596
Sold for USD$302,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  
1957 Alfa-Romeo 1900C Super Sprint
Chassis#: AR1900C 10596
Sold for USD$222,200
  2014 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint Coupé
Chassis#: 1900C10542
Sold for USD$144,256
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Tipo IV Coupe
Chassis#: 1900 C 10312
Sold for USD$176,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupé by TouringAR1900C 104642020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, The European Summer Auction $185,000$215,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint CoupeAR1900C 102702017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $200,000$250,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900AR172832016 Motostalgia Auction Watkins Glen VGP $95,000$120,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS TouringAR1900 C104102016 Rétromobile 2016 by Artcurial Motorcars $200,000$240,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Coupe by TouringAR1900C 104732015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey $300,000$400,000
1959 Alfa Romeo 1900C Super Sprint CoupéAR1900C 104392013 Bonhams The Spa Classic Sale $95,000$140,000
1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint CoupéAR1900 105362009 Bonham Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $55,000$75,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AR 1900C 01838
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR1900*01678*
Engine Num: AR1308*00792*
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AR1900.01089
Engine Num: AR1306.09615
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: AR1900C *01742*
Engine Num: AR1308 00690
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 SS Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: AR1900C 01909
Engine Num: AR1308 10480
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 19001954 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: AR1900C.01647
Engine Num: AR1308.00648
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: 10312
Engine Num: AR1308*10335
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis Num: 10593
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR 1900C 10596
Engine Num: AR 1308 10564
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR1900C 10270
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Ghia
Chassis Num: AR1900C 10439
Engine Num: AR1308 01385
Chassis information for the Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS1957 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Touring
Chassis Num: AR1900C 10473
Engine Num: AR1308 10471


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